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Cinemas of Boyhood: Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality

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Cinemas of Boyhood

Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality

Edited by Timothy Shary

192 pages, 9 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-993-8 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (January 2021)

ISBN  978-1-78920-994-5 $27.95/£22.95 Pb Not Yet Published (January 2021)

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Drawing from political sociology, pop psychology, and film studies, Cinemas of Boyhood explores the important yet often overlooked subject of boys and boyhood in film. This collected volume features an eclectic range of films from British and Indian cinemas to silent Hollywood and the new Hollywood of the 1980s, culminating in a comprehensive overview of the diverse concerns surrounding representations of boyhood in film.

Timothy Shary is the author of numerous books on youth and film, including Boyhood: A Young Life on Screen (Routledge, 2017), and Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2002; revised 2014). He is co-author of Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema (University of Texas Press, 2016), and his publications have appeared in The Journal of Film and Video, Film Quarterly, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Journal of Popular Film and Television, and Boyhood Studies. He teaches at Eastern Florida State College.

Subject: Film and Television Studies Gender Studies and Sexuality


Timothy Shary


Chapter 1. Transition, Crisis and Nostalgia: Youth Masculinity and Postfeminism in Contemporary Hollywood, an Analysis of Superbad
Victoria Cann and Erica Horton

Chapter 2. The Once and Future King: Negotiating the Survival of Boys in 1990s Cinema
Katie Barnett

Chapter 3. Transing Normative Boyhood Masculinity in Alain Berliner’s Ma Vie en Rose
Gust A. Yep, Sage E. Russo and Ryan M. Lescure

Chapter 4. Adolescent Same-Sex Romance and Non-Traditional Masculinity in Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho and Do Começo ao Fim
Hannah Mueller


Chapter 5. The Rumble of Nostalgia: Francis Ford Coppola’s Vision of Boyhood
Molly Lewis

Chapter 6. Thatcher’s Sons?: 1980s Boyhood in British Cinema, 2005–2010
Andy Pope

Chapter 7. When Jackie Coogan Had His Hair Cut: Masculinity, Maturity, and the Movies in the 1920s
Peter W. Lee

Chapter 8. “I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy: The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par
Natasha Anand

Chapter 9. Back in Time Yet of His Time: Marty McFly as a 1980s Teenage Boy Role Model
Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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